Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conflict of interest. and independent inspectors are needed. high-speed rail officials said it will be rigorous and the agency will be able to add more inspectors if necessary. >>> san mateo transit district will buy new hybrid buses. they have been in service since the 1980s. sam trance said it will save fuel. >>> thousands of meat and poultry products are being recalled because of possible listeria co
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says gangs have been responsible for about 90% of the violent crime. >> we know that's probably 1%, 2% of the population causing this violence. we're focused on them. chief jordan says the police department is already getting help from the chp. he plans to have more police academies and also add 70 officers.
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
on crime. but many tax ticks that braten is used for -- tactics that bratton is used for were voiced at the city council meeting. [inaudible] >> i say it's time we prosecute the police police -- the police -- [ applause ] >> reporter: the new plan includes hiring brat on -- bratton for $250,000. >> i would say the oakland police department's track record of brutality in murder in my eyes and oakland residents does not deem them fit to create a plan of violence -- rear duesing -- reducing. >> if you really want to hear what he has to say, why don't you buy his book on am ma zahn? [laughter] >> we have an obligation to treat people with dignity and respect and they have an obligation to treat the police with dignity and respect. it works both ways. >> reporter: the plan includes more funding for the police academy to train more officers, hiring 20 police service technicians as well as 11 alameda county sheriff deputies. all of these proposals came from two council members in the wake of the shootings in just an eight-day stretch that left six people dead. the public safety commission